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We'd like to officially welcome you to UMass Medical School. This blog is a great place to connect with other new employees and learn more about our culture and community. We will schedule some meetups and lunches during your first few months so you can connect with one another. We invite you to post questions and comments. You are encouraged to help answer questions for others as well. The transition into your new role should be as smooth as possible and we want to set you up for success.

Click here to visit our Onboard at UMMS website that offers a wealth of information during your first few months to help you get acclimated.

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Boutique Sale Today

Posted On: 03/16/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

boutique saleThe Medical School is holding the 5th annual "Boutique Clothing Sale.” The proceeds to benefit the Dress for Success Organization. Join us for a shopping spree in the Old Medical School Lobby. Shopping has never been easier and more affordable. Only $5.00 per item. Looks good and feels good!

Cash donations are accepted and encouraged!

Date: Thursday, March 16th
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: S1-Lobby - Medical School, University Campus
For more information, click here.

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An Evening of Zentangle

Posted On: 03/08/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

 

Zentangle

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being.

Date: March 22, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: 13W322 Italy Conference Room, 333 South Street, Shrewsbury, MA
To register, click here.

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Stay on top of the latest news...

Posted On: 03/01/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

newsGet the latest news about UMass Medical School at UMassMedNow - the school's 24/7 news site.

To learn more, click here.

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Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice

Posted On: 02/16/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - South Street Campus

Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to all employees. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time: 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Location: England Conference Room, 333 South Street, Shrewsbury
To register, click here.

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2017 Professional Development and Networking Event

Posted On: 02/08/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Professional Development and Networking Event.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
S1-Lobby - Medical School Lobby, University Campus

Looking for an opportunity to develop your career and grow your professional network? The African American Employee Resource Group (AAERG) is proud to sponsor an organization-wide Professional Development & Networking event. We’re bringing together subject matter experts from different departments to share events, programs, trainings, learning and development opportunities that they have available for caregivers. Stop by for a few minutes or stay for the entire event, all are welcome to attend!

What you can expect:

• An opportunity to connect with fellow caregivers
• Light refreshments
• A chance to engage with people from different departments and learn more about the programs listed below

  • UMMHC Center for Innovation and Transformational Change (CITC)
  • Diversity and Inclusion Office (DIO)
  • UMMHC Organization and People Development (OPD)
  • UMMHC Patient Experience (PX)
  • UMMHC Talent Acquisition

To register, click here.

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Listening Session on the Executive Order on Immigration

Posted On: 02/02/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

The International Committee and Interfaith and Languages of Healthcare Employee Resource Groups invite you to join with staff from the Diversity and Inclusion Office, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Immigration Services for two no-agenda listening sessions.

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New Course Offerings Through Learning & Development

Posted On: 01/25/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

The Learning & Development website has been updated and streamlined to be a source for all our course offerings through our department.

To learn more, click here.

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Chancellor Awards Announced

Posted On: 01/18/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

CullenDuring the 29th Annual tribute to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Chancellor Michael F. Collins announced the 2017 Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in Diversity recipient is Jorge Sanchez Jr.,  director of client relations for Commonwealth Medicine and co-chair of the Commonwealth Medicine Cultural Diversity Committee.

The 2017 Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in Civility was given to Edith Cullen, state contracts administrator for Financial Services and a member of the Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office’s sub-committee on civility.

To learn more, click here. And for the latest news from UMass MedNow, click here.

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More Training Classes Added

Posted On: 01/11/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

More training classes for Becoming a Star at UMMS are being offered at more locations throughout the campuses.

Description: Learn how to become an "A List" employee at UMMS. This class will provide participants with information and action steps needed to become a "UMMS Star Employee" that includes the following topics:

  • Characteristics of an "A List" employee
  • Collaborating with your Supervisor
  • The Importance of Volunteering for Assignments
  • Expanding Your Skill Set
  • Finding Opportunities for Improvement and Innovation
  • Being Part of a Team

Audience: All Employees

Prerequisite: None

To view course offerings and register, click here.

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29th Annual Tribute to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted On: 01/04/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

Dara Richardson-HeronRemembering... Through Service

“Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve" -Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Guest Speaker: Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D., CEO joined the YWCA USA, one of the Nation’s oldest and largest multicultural organizations promoting solutions to empower women, girls, and communities in December 2012 with more than 20 years of leadership and management excellence in the healthcare, corporate and nonprofit sectors.

Recently featured in The New York Times as one of four female chief executives discussing female voices in leadership, Richardson-Heron is using her voice to lead the YWCA USA in building a national movement for the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women. Because of her many accomplishments, she has been honored with such awards as the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers, Woman of Excellence in Philanthropy, Nonprofit Times Power & Influence Top 50 and named as one of the “21 Leaders for the 21st Century”.

Dr. Richardson-Heron, a physician by trade and advocate by choice, holds a Doctorate in Medicine from NYU Medical School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Barnard College. She also completed an Executive Human Resources Program at the University of Michigan.

To register for the event, click here.

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